GRIFFITH PARK—This summer, horror fans will get to live out their worst nightmares at the Great Horror Campout.
The festivities start at 8 p.m. and last until 8 a.m. for 12 hours of thrills and chills. Campers can book spots in tents that accommodate two or four people. As the Great Horror Campout’s website puts it, “There is ample time for sleeping. However, the event and scare activity will continue … sporadically and without warning.”
The participants are also warned that they “may be handled, moved, bound, hooded and chained by our actors,” and that “the actors may touch you” in order to create the spookiest experience possible.
The Campout also has a Safe Zone, where campers can watch horror movies, participate in sing-a-longs, share ghost stories, and make arts and crafts “free from monster visits.”
Even the campers who choose the “high octane horror experience” can opt out of the scares at any time by saying the safe phrase “I want my mommy.”
For those who want the truest test of their horror readiness, there’s the Hell Hunt. The Hell Hunt is a scavenger hunt that “pits Camp Creepers against hordes of monsters, survival games, and everyone’s worst psychological fears!” Some of the challenges may include Blood Tag, being thrown into a mass grave, and “outwitting the demonic Pishtaco to survive a hallucinatory cannibalistic nightmare.” The brave and clever few who manage to collect all the mandatory items, keep up with the ever-changing rules, and beat the monsters will be crowned Hellmasters and will be entitled to VIP treatment.
The Great Horror Campout will take place June 5 and 6. Tickets are available here. Quantities are limited.